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Ziptrek Ecotours Launches Longest Zipline in US and Canada

Destination & Tourism | Patrick Clarke | March 24, 2015

Ziptrek Ecotours Launches Longest Zipline in US and Canada

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Thrillseekers from all over the world are likely already counting down the days until Ziptrek Ecotours unveils its most anticipated zipline yet this summer.

The adventure ecotourism leader announced the launch of the longest zipline anywhere in the U.S. and Canada this week. The attraction will be constructed at Ziptrek's flagship location in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Set to be completed and open sometime in mid-July, the zipline will cover a distance of two kilometers (1.24 miles) and take guests from high up on Blackcomb Mountain to a landing area near Whistler Mountain.

"This will be a game-changer without a doubt!" said Ziptrek CEO Charles Steele in a statement.

"For those familiar with the world record-breaking Peak to Peak Gondola, this zipline rides a similar path, spanning the 2 Mountains, from a high elevation. You can just imagine the views from up there are simply spectacular, where riders will be able to get an amazing perspective of their complete surroundings."

Once open later this year, the record-breaking zipline will be presented as a solo offering and tour product. 

"Given the sheer significance of this offering, and knowing some adventure seekers are simply looking to do the best out there, there will be the single zipline experience, but also a tour version available," said Steele.

Whistler is one of Ziptrek's three permanent locations. The company also operates ziplines in Queenstown, New Zealand and Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Meanwhile, Ziptrek has participated in signature events in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, and Indianapolis. 

If you've yet to experience those or any other ziplines, or still consider yourself a rookie, you'll probably want to try this latest one right-side-up the first time around. But once you get comfortable, consider going upside-down for a more intense ride. 

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